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11/01/05 09:33:39 - Reversal
This time seemed to be no different. Aren was quite upset. “I hate when you win!”
MaryBeth started into the standard spiel. “Aren, that's just the way life is. You can’t win all the time. Sometimes you win, and sometimes you lose.”
Aren took a few seconds and collected himself. “And sometimes it’s just a draw," he replied, nodding sagely.
MaryBeth looked at him for a few seconds before asking, “Aren, where did you hear that?” It’s always a slightly troubling question to ask, because you never know what the answer will be.
Aren just looked up at her and stated mater-of-factly, “It’s just the way life is, Mom.”
MaryBeth spent the rest of the day wondering what this might portend. I mean, how do you lecture a kid who just co-opts your speeches and turns them right back on you?
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